We believe that every student deserves access to a postsecondary education.

ColaborativoPR provides the opportunities of a postsecondary education for students facing poverty and inequality in Puerto Rico.

Our Goal

Increase postsecondary enrollment and completion of students from low income communities with the highest postsecondary non-enrollment.

Our Work

We work in the town of Loíza, Puerto Rico a community with one of the highest poverty levels and postsecondary non-enrollment in the Island. In secondary school we work with 10th to 12th grade students, we advise and provide them with the tools to navigate the process of selecting, applying and registering at a postsecondary institution. Once they are in a postsecondary school, we continue helping them reach their goal of obtaining a degree.

Why our work is important

“A college education is one of the surest ways into the middle class, yet each year hundreds of thousands of low-income students face barriers to college access and success: these students lack the guidance and support they need to prepare for college, apply to schools that are the best fit for them, apply for financial aid, enroll and persist in their studies, and ultimately graduate.”

Promising Models and a Call to Action
Executive Office of the President 2014



of the population of 18 and under live below the poverty level


of the 18-24 population is not enrolled in a postsecondary institution


of the 25-64 population do not have a postsecondary degree